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Re: GPGPU computing

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 11:22:41AM +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Chemical computations, such as of molecular dynamics, that rely on
> clusters or uma-type computers, are starting to be performed through
> GPGPU technology, that is by putting graphical boards to general
> floating point use. The first reports are of 10 to 80 times speeding
> up with respect to the best single processors, i.e., something that so
> far required big multicore machines for traditional computing. NVIDIA
> CUDA seems to be a leader in this area.
> As an amd64 user on traditional uma-type keyboards or clusters, may I
> ask where to get independent information as to the hardware/software
> required for GPGPU computing?

For cuda I believe you need:


This contains libcuda and the headers needed to compile against it.

Of course how to write code to take advantage of cuda is a different

You might also need libcuda1 and libcuda-dev (so far only applies to
unstable.  lenny and testing include those in the main driver).

Some places for info:

Len Sorensen

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